Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Virtual Book Tour ~ Pat Sloan

Teach Me to Machine Quilt!


Hey peeps just wanted to let 

you in on some fun.    


My friend Pat Sloan has a new book that just hit the streets "Teach Me To Machine Quilt" and you can enter to win a free copy as well as some other fun quilty stuff.  Here is a link to her blog where you can enter to win:  http://blog.patsloan.com/pats-mega-fun-book-tour/ check it out!


Many of you know I have been teaching machine quilting both on longarm and on domestic machines for nearly 30 years and this is the perfect book for beginners who have never machine quilted or if you struggle with your machine quilting.  There is a lot of information on not only how to, but also batting, thread, needles and even some fun projects for you to try the different techniques on.


Project Alert!   


Toward the back of the book Pat includes lots of projects from simple table runners to wall quilts to larger throw quilts and even a darling bed quilt.  Some pieced, some scrappy, some applique and there is something for everyone. 

Here is a simple quilted table runner that would be perfect for the upcoming holidays - do it in fun Christmas prints and since it won't take any time at all you can give it to your friends, your hairdresser or anyone you need a quick gift for. 

 If you have a bit more time this darling "Mini Charm Star" quilt is a fun option.  I love the scrappy look of this one and it would look nice on the wall as shown here or even on your table. 
Lastly my favorite quick project in the book is this darling "Dresden Candy Dish" which gives you a chance to show off your newly discovered machine quilting skills in the "white space" around the block and use up some of your scraps since the blades are pieced and the best part, you only have to make one! 
What's not to love about a Dresden right?

So don't forget to enter the drawing for your chance to win the book but also some fun quilty stuff.

Until next time, may your week be full of  blessings from above.

kind regards,




  2. Great to share the fun projects in the book. Gotta get me one of them, Hope to WIN!

  3. Thank you Linda - wow, 30 years of teaching for YOU and 30 years of "wannabe" for me. It must be time to dig into this "machine quilting" resource!

  4. Greetings fellow Michigander. It's good to see you again after you did a trunk show at our Town Hall Quilt Guild. I'll try and listen in monthly on Pat's radio show for your chat with her.

    1. It's going to be an exciting year. Lots of fun stuff to share and chat about. Thanks for having me at your guild. I enjoyed it.

  5. I am still a beginner in machine quilting. I am finally stepping out of my box and trying something a bit new with the different designs the machine has already :)

  6. thank you so much Linda for sharing my book and being on my tour!!! Hugs!!!

  7. Thank you for sharing your review!! I looove Pat...and would love to win her book. I loooove the "Dresden Candy dish" too!! :) I soooo neeed to learn to quilt on my machine...practicing tho! :)

  8. Thanks for telling about the projects in the back of the book. I'd love to try the Dresden candy dish quilt, too. I'd still consider myself a beginning quilter, although I've made lots of tops!!